The Trump administration is denying citizenship to the children of same-sex couples because they were born ‘out of wedlock’

The Trump administration is attempting to deny citizenship to the children of same-sex couples born abroad, as The Daily Beast first reported. According to policies enacted in the summer of 2018, “a child born abroad must be biologically related to a US citizen parent” to be granted US citizenship at birth. However, children carried by gestational surrogates or conceived through other methods of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)  may be considered “born out of wedlock” by the State Department. This policy not only impacts children carried by surrogates across country lines, but also bi-national couples, effectively questioning the validity of

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